ASSOCIATION – Doctoriales 2014 programme

Doctorial Day on Vladimir Nabokov

2nd May 2014
at the MISHA (Strasbourg University)



9:00 Words of Welcome

Presentation of the Exhibition “A Guide to Berlin” by Natalia and Maria Petschatnikov 

Part 1: Respondent: Lara Delage-Toriel (Strasbourg University, France)

Keynote address : Stefano Ghislotti (Bergamo, Italy)

“Beyond Lolita: A ‘Reverse’ Analysis of the Film Adaptations of Three Novels by Nabokov: King, Queen, Knave, Despair, The Luzhin Defence

Part 2: Respondent: Cornelius Crowley (University Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France)

10:00 Doug Battersby (York, United Kingdom) 

“Eroticism, Reality and the Mind in Nabokov’s Ada or Ardor

10:40  Nathalia Saliba Dias (Humboldt – Berlin, Germany)

“Literary Incest or the Meaning of Incest in Vladimir Nabokov’s Work”

11:20-11:40 Coffee Break

11:40 Michael Federspiel (Strasbourg, France)

“The Sweet Game of Anaesthesia : A Selection of Nabokov’s Playful Conditioning Strategies in Lolita

12:20 Chloë Kitzinger (Berkeley, USA)

“ ‘A Variety of Forms’ : Reading Character in Nabokov”

1:00-2:00 Lunch Break (buffet at the MISHA)

Part 3: Respondent: Eric Naiman (Berkeley University, USA)

2:00 Julie Loison-Charles (Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France)

“Nabokov and Russian Formalism”

2:40 Udith Dematagoda (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

“Ideology, Epistemology and the ‘Modernism of Underdevelopment’ in The Eye and Despair

3:20   Gyöngyi Mikola (Szeged, Hungary)

“ ‘As Water to Ophelia’ : The Problem of Aesthetical Redemption in Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading  and The Gift

4:00-4:20 Coffee Break


Part 4: Respondent: Sophie Bernard-Léger (University Paris IV-Sorbonne, France)

4:20 Katherina Kokinova (Sofia, Bulgaria) 

“Training the Reader by Means of Self-Reflection”

5:00 Simon Rowberry (Winchester, United Kingdom)

“Is the History of the Book the Future of Nabokov Studies?”
6:00 Guided Tour of the Exhibition “A Guide to Berlin” by Natalia and Maria Petschatnikov
7:30 Dinner in town